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Defeat in EAFF E-1 Football Championship will cost Paulo Bento's job?

Defeat in EAFF E-1 Football Championship will cost Paulo Bento's job?

Although EAFF E-1 Football Championship may not be an official tournament under FIFA's regulation, Paulo Bento can be sacked after poor results.

South Korea participated in the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship as the host nation and the current champion of the tournament. However, they disappointed their supporters after poor results.

In the first match, South Korean players scored just two goals into Hong Kong's net. After that, they had only one goal in the game against China even though they had 15 shots.

Coach Paulo Bento could not explain the reasons behind the terrible form of the national team. Moreover, he took too much time to blame the lack of the number of days off.

After becoming the head coach of the South Korea team, what Bento did could not compare to his predecessor Shin Tae Yong.

While Shin managed his players to play well at the 2018 World Cup, especially when they defeated the current champion Germany in the last match of the group stage, Bento was struggled to organize the team as he wanted.

Under Bento's guidance, South Korea was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Asian Cup by Qatar. The current situation of Bento was similar to five years ago when he coached the Portugal national football team.

After a defeat in a big competition (the 2014 World Cup), his team constantly had bad results (the 2016 EURO qualification round). At that time, Bento was sacked, so it will not be a surprise if he loses his job after the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship.